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National Sunglasses Day Sends the Right Message About the Dangers of UV Rays

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National Sunglasses Day Sends the Right Message About the Dangers of UV Rays

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This June 27 will mark 11 years for National Sunglasses Day (NSD), an initiative that began in 2014 with the goal of raising awareness among consumers about the dangers of UV rays to the eyes. VMAIL Weekend sat down with Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, to talk about how the initiative started, where it’s going this year, and how the effort to promote healthy vision has grown in popularity these past 11 years.
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EyeCare Partners announces new appointments to executive leadership team; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; Hoya Vision Care calls for action to address childhood myopia; New report highlights usage and benefits of sports sunglasses; and Fielmann Group acquires Shopko Optical all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.


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Fielmann Group Acquires Shopko Optical, Expands in Upper Midwest

HAMBURG, Germany and GREEN BAY, Wis.—The Fielmann Group, a global eyewear provider, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement in which its U.S. subsidiary, Fielmann USA, will acquire 100 percent equity ownership in Shopko Optical, an optical retailer based in Green Bay, Wis., from Monarch Alternative Capital LP. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, the group said, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Shopko Optical operates more than 140 stores across 13 states and generated $168 million in sales in 2023, according to the announcement.
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Indies Spotlight Cataract Awareness on Social Media

NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness has again declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free informational resources in English and Spanish including fact sheets, social media graphics and a listing of vision care financial assistance programs. The group also offers a dedicated web resource, and the “Understanding Cataract” episode in the “Focus on Eye Health Expert Series,” featuring Albert Cheung, MD, cataract, cornea and anterior segment specialist with Virginia Eye Consultants and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology.
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| Forward to a friend To ensure consistent delivery, please be sure to add us to your address book or your safe senders list. -   Vision Monday VMail Weekend VIVIAIL OWeekend, - June 15 and 16, 2024|www.visionmonday.com - Advertisement NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY SENDS THE RIGHT MESSAGE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF UV RAYS Ashley Mills This June 27 will mark 11 years for National Sunglasses Day (NSD), an initiative that began in 2014 with the goal of raising awareness among consumers about the dangers of UV rays to the eyes. VMAIL Weekend sat down with Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, to talk about how the initiative started, where it’s going this year, and how the effort to promote healthy vision has grown in popularity these past 11 years. Read More - In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week EyeCare Partners announces new appointments to executive leadership team; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; Hoya Vision Care calls for action to address childhood myopia; New report highlights usage and benefits of sports sunglasses; and Fielmann Group acquires Shopko Optical all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. - EYECARE PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO ITS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM - THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR GROSS REVENUE AT ECP LOCATIONS INCREASED FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 3–9, JOBSON’S LATEST PRACTICE PERFORMANCE TRACKER SHOWS - HOYA VISION CARE CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO ADDRESS CHILDHOOD MYOPIA - AHEAD OF NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY, NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS USAGE AND BENEFITS OF SPORTS SUNGLASSES - FIELMANN GROUP ACQUIRES SHOPKO OPTICAL, EXPANDS IN UPPER MIDWEST - Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow Insta-Pick Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow @ ormssocamico - roron @ e TN @ st @ S | @) vovoovrenns0 0000 oQv - Editor's Pick fielmann group Shopko Optical. FIELMANN GROUP ACQUIRES SHOPKO OPTICAL, EXPANDS IN UPPER MIDWEST HAMBURG, Germany and GREEN BAY, Wis.—The Fielmann Group, a global eyewear provider, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement in which its U.S. subsidiary, Fielmann USA, will acquire 100 percent equity ownership in Shopko Optical, an optical retailer based in Green Bay, Wis., from Monarch Alternative Capital LP. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, the group said, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Shopko Optical operates more than 140 stores across 13 states and generated $168 million in sales in 2023, according to the announcement. Read More - Crizal, RYelo) o]y TI= G RN T B[l T coating overa B Xy - DISCOVER MORE | < Advertisement - Tweet of the Week - We Share It This phoropter vinyl decal is a fun way to add some personality to your laptop, tablet, or anything else. You can purchase it in a variety of colors on Etsy here. #WeShareIt - Optical on Main Street INDIES SPOTLIGHT CATARACT AWARENESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness has again declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free informational resources in English and Spanish including fact sheets, social media graphics and a listing of vision care financial assistance programs. The group also offers a dedicated web resource, and the “Understanding Cataract” episode in the “Focus on Eye Health Expert Series,” featuring Albert Cheung, MD, cataract, cornea and anterior segment specialist with Virginia Eye Consultants and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology. Read More - Interested in more from VisionMonday and VMail? Click here to subscribe to our other e-newsletters. -  
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